SMCP

SMCP shares began trading on Oct. 20

Financial

SMCP Shares Close at 21 Euros on First Day of Trade

The owner of French contemporary fashion brands plans to use funds from the listing to pay off debt and fuel international expansion.

clock October 20, 2017Mimosa Spencer

The interior of a Maje store on Hong Kong's Fashion Walk.

Financial

SMCP Prices IPO at 22 Euros Per Share

Shares of the contemporary French fashion company will trade on Oct. 20.

clock October 19, 2017Mimosa Spencer

Maje Hong Kong

Financial

SMCP Sets Initial IPO Price Range Between €20 and €25 Per Share

Trading of shares in the contemporary French fashion company is slated for Oct. 24.

clock October 9, 2017Mimosa Spencer

Maje Hong Kong

Financial

SMCP Bets on Fast Growth for Paris Labels With IPO Plans

A sign of confidence in its own business, the company’s filing also raised questions about the staying power of accessible fashion brands over the longer term.

clock September 18, 2017Mimosa Spencer

Sylvie Colin

Human Resources

EXCLUSIVE: LVMH Names Sylvie Colin CEO of Kenzo

The former ceo of French contemporary brand Maje, she succeeds Eric Marechalle, who has left for Marc Jacobs.

clock September 8, 2017Mimosa Spencer

Isabelle Guichot

Human Resources

Maje Names Isabelle Guichot CEO

The luxury executive’s appointment signals further international expansion for the French brand.

clock September 5, 2017Mimosa Spencer

A Sandro store on Hong Kong's Fashion Walk.

Financial

Global IPO Activity Could Help SMCP’s Public Listing Quest

An IPO would help SMCP further its global expansion plans.

clock June 21, 2017Vicki M. Young

A Sandro store on Hong Kong's Fashion Walk.

Financial

SMCP Considers Public Listing on Euronext Paris

Shandong Ruyi Group would retain its majority stake in the accessible luxury fashion group.

clock June 21, 2017Vicki M. Young

First Canada, Then the World

People

First Canada, Then the World: Reflections on Art and Life

Canadian designers, executives and magazine editors share their experiences for the 150th anniversary of Canada.

clock June 21, 2017Alexa Tietjen and Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke

A look from Sessùn's collaboration with street artist Koralie.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Experienced Capital Partners Buys 43% Stake in French Label Sessùn

The investment firm, which targets retail-focused brands in the affordable-luxury segment, wants to develop the label in France and overseas.

clock June 2, 2017Joelle Diderich

Maje

Denim

Maje to Play Up Denim Capsule in Latest Campaign to Grow U.S. Sales

The Parisian chic contemporary label notched gains with last year’s influencer-infused road trip and has built on the concept for a new spin this year.

clock March 30, 2017Kari Hamanaka

A Sandro store on Hong Kong's Fashion Walk.

Financial

Sandro, Maje Group Says Sales Rose 16.4% in 2016

The group, owned by China’s Shandong Ruyi Group, said EBITDA grew 22 percent to 130 million euros, or $144 million.

clock March 30, 2017Joelle Diderich

Human Resources

LVMH Creates Investment Entity for Emerging Brands

The luxury conglomerate has appointed Julie Bercovy, its deputy head of mergers and acquisitions, to head LVMH Luxury Ventures.

clock February 3, 2017Joelle Diderich

Mergers and Acquisitions

Experienced Capital Clinches Deal to Buy Alain Figaret

The fund purchased a 70 percent stake in the French shirtmaker from EPI group.

clock January 11, 2017Robert Williams

Audrey Azoulay

Fashion Features

Inaugural Paris Summit Debates Economic Models, Creative Challenges

Key figures gathered to hash out industry challenges at the Paris-based event, backed by France’s Ministries of Culture and Industries.

clock December 7, 2016Katya Foreman

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